Conventional Septic Systems


We Specialize in Conventional/Lateral Line Septic Systems

Also known as lateral lines and leech lines, conventional septic systems are often less expensive and more efficient than an aerobic septic system but only with absorbent soil, which will be determined by an Oklahoma DEQ soil test. If you need help finding a certified soil tester in your area, contact us, we can recommend one for you. A soil test will be required for all lateral line installations and costs around $250.

NOTE: Septic installers are NOT soil testers. 80% of the conventional systems we install have been told by another company that their properties wouldn’t pass a soil test and an aerobic system was their only option. 

This type of system should be installed in a large open area with no trees, gentle slopes, good drainage and no vehicle traffic.

In most cases, we can install a lateral line septic system in one day. Depending on the DEQ requirements for your septic system, it could take two days to complete.

While it will be next to impossible to make your yard look like we haven’t been there at all, we spend extra time after the installation dressing up your yard as best as we can. There is no extra charge for this type of dirt work.

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Conventional Septic System Components


How Much Do Septic Systems Cost?

Pricing for conventional septic system installations is 100% dependent on a soil test. We get asked daily for a ballpark price and there’s just no good ballpark number for this type of system. But most of the time, it costs considerably less than an aerobic system. 

If the soil tester determines you need a high footage of lateral lines, conventional septic systems will cost you more at the time of installation, but still less than an aerobic system in the long run.

Installations over 50 miles away could incur a travel charge, which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

No down payment is required to get on our schedule. Payment is due in full at the time of installation. 

We accept cash, checks and credit cards. However, keep in mind, there is a 4% convenience fee added when paying by credit card.


Conventional Septic System Maintenance

This septic system is low maintenance and that’s why we love them.

You will need to have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years, depending on how many people live with you. 

Sometimes an aerobic system is your only option, but if DEQ will allow for a conventional system, we highly recommend it.


Septic System Failure

If you are experiencing septic tank drain field problems, septic tank collapse or septic water coming out of the ground, these are all signs of a failing leach field. A properly installed lateral line system will typically last anywhere from 20-40 years as long as you follow The Do’s & Don’ts of Septic Systems.


Customer Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Stacey is extremely helpful and responsive. She does what she says she’s going to do and does it promptly. With their great attitude, if the rest of the company does the same, they can’t help but being successful. – Steve S., August 2020

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Highly recommend this place! Starting construction is not easy but these people are so nice and very helpful and you are able to get so much done through one place. – Kelly B., June 6, 2018 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I highly recommend Sprague’s Backhoe!! Thank you Stacey and Jack for your quick and efficient work for installation of my new septic tank, I’m so excited to move in next week. It was such a pleasure to work with you both. I will spread the word if anyone needs your services. – Debra J., November 2020

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My wife and I used Sprague’s Backhoe for a new driveway and septic system. Outstanding people to do business with and will using them again to to the finish work on the driveway once the house is done. I would give them 20 stars if I could! – Adam M., October 2020

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Septic System Installation Areas

We service a 50 mile radius from Blanchard, Oklahoma. If you don’t see your city listed below, please contact us to see how we can help!

Alex
Amber
Anadarko
Arcadia
Bethany
Binger
Blanchard
Bridge Creek
Calumet

Cashion
Chickasha
Choctaw
Cogar
Cole
Del City
Dibble
Edmond
El Reno

Fort Cobb
Goldsby
Gracemont
Guthrie
Harrah
Jones
Lexington
Lindsay
Midwest City

Minco
Moore
Mustang
Newcastle
Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park
Ninnekah
Noble
Norge

Norman
Okarche
OKC
Piedmont
Pocasset
Purcell
Rush Springs
Spencer
Tabler

The Village
Tuttle
Union City
Verden
Warr Acres
Washington
Yukon

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